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4th Week after Pascha. Tone 3.
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Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомMartyrs Timothy the Reader and his wife Maura, of Antinoe in Egypt (ca. 286). Совершается служба с полиелеемSt. Theodosius, abbot of the Kiev Caves Monastery and founder of coenobitic monasticism in Russia (1074).

St. Peter the Wonderworker, bishop of Argos (ca. 928). Translation of the Dormition Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos from Constantinople to the Kiev Caves Lavra (1073). St. Theophanes of Vatopedi, metropolitan of Peritheorion (14th c.). Schema-abbess Juliana (1393) and Schemanun Eupraxia (1394), of the Monastery of the Conception in Moscow. St. Gregory, bishop of Rostov and Yaroslavl (1416).

New Hieromartyr Vladimir Izvolsky, archpriest, of Manchuria (1930).

“Svensk” Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (1288).

Great-martyr Xenia the Wonderworker, of the Peloponnese (318). St. Ecumenius the Wonderworker, bishop of Tricca (4th c.). St. Mamai, catholicos of Georgia (744). Sts. Michael and Arsenius the Georgians (9th c.). St. Ansfried, bishop of Utrecht (1010). Martyr Paul of Vilnius, Lithuania (17th c.). New Martyr Achmed (Ahmet) the Calligrapher, at Constantinople (1682). St. Irodion, abbot, of Lainici Monastery (Romania) (1900). Martyrs Diodorus and Rhodopianus, deacon, at Aphrodisia in Anatolia (285-305). Finding of the relics of St. Luke of Mt. Steirion (953). Sts. Silas (1783), Paisius and Nathan (1784), monks of Putna Monastery (Moldova).

Thoughts for Each Day of the Year
According to the Daily Church Readings from the Word of God
By St. Theophan the Recluse

St. Theophan the Recluse

Monday. [Acts 10:1–16; John 6:56–69]

   When the Lord presented His teaching about the mystery of His Body and Blood, setting it as a necessary condition for communication with Himself and as a source of true life, then many of His disciples went back, and walked no more with Him (John 6:66). Such an act of God’s boundless mercy toward us seemed too miraculous to them, and their disinclination toward the miraculous tore them from the Lord. The Lord saw this, and although He was prepared to be crucified for the salvation of every person, He did not consider it possible to diminish or cancel the miraculous. It is so crucial in the economy of our salvation! Albeit with regret, He allowed them to depart from Him into the darkness of unbelief and destruction; and said to them and to the chosen twelve as well, will ye also go away? (John 6:67) This showed that He was ready to let them go also, if they could not bow down before the miraculous. So it is, that to flee from the miraculous is to flee from the Lord and Saviour; and one who turns away from the miraculous is as one who is perishing. May those who are horrified by the miraculous heed this! Even they will come across a miracle which they will not be able to thwart: death, and after death, judgment. But whether this inability to thwart it will serve them unto salvation, only God knows.


Martyr Timothy the Reader and his wife in Egypt

Saints Timothy and Maura suffered for the faith during the persecution under the emperor Diocletian (284-305).

St. Theodosius of the Kiev Caves

Eighteen years after the Saint's blessed repose, the monastery brethren decided to transfer his relics to the new cathedral church. The abbot, together with monk Nestor the chronicler, went to the cave to dig up the relics and discovered them to be incorrupt. Accompanied by a large crowd of people, the relics were solemnly transferred to the Dormition Cathedral on August 14, 1092. And in 1106 Saint Theodosius was added to the list of canonized saints.

St. Peter the Wonderworker and Bishop of Argos

Saint Peter the Wonderworker, Bishop of Argos in the Peloponnesos, lived during the ninth and early tenth centuries, and was raised by pious parents.

Icon of the Mother of God of Sven

The Sven Caves Icon of the Mother of God was painted by Saint Alypius of the Caves (August 17).

Great Martyr Xenia the Wonderworker, of the Peloponnesus

One of the sweetest saints in all Orthodoxy remained for seventeen centuries in comparative oblivion unknown, unhonoured, and unsung - until she chose, at the bidding of God, to reveal herself to a humble priest, in the bustling City of New York.

Holy Catholicos Mamai (†744)

Archpriest Zakaria Machitadze

Saint Mamai served as chief shepherd of the Georgian faithful from 731 to 744.The information we have about his life is scarce, but it is known that St.Mamai was abbot of ZedazeniMonastery and died a martyr for Christ.

Venerable Fathers Mikael and Arsen the Georgians (9th century)

Archpriest Zakaria Machitadze

The biographies of Sts. Mikael and Arsen the Georgians have unfortunately not been preserved. It is known that they were contemporaries of Patriarch Sergius of Jerusalem (843–859). The following entry is recorded in the synodicon of Jerusalem’s Holy Cross Monastery: “Our Holy Fathers Mikael and Arsen, founders of Olympus.”